Defend Forward Cyber Strategy

Our national Cyber Protection Teams (CPTs) are taking U.S. cyber defense beyond our borders.

As part of a defend forward operational concept, they’re being invited into other nation’s networks to find and shine a light on malware – to protect us all.

The effort is paying off. Top officials say that by working with partner nations to help secure their systems, U.S. Cyber Command is gaining important insights into advanced persistent threats, malware and adversarial actors.

But, as the Cyberspace Solarium Commission noted this year, there is a role for all of us here. One of defend forward’s goals is to increase the costs to adversaries of conducting malicious campaigns. Finding and exposing their malware is one way, but we need to reduce the perceived benefits of attacking the U.S. private sector. For instance, if organizations are resilient (if they can withstand and rapidly recover from a disruptive event), then adversary gains are reduced.

RedSeal agrees that defending forward should be a whole-nation effort. We can help by being prepared for a potential attack. You can use RedSeal to know your organizations’ cyber terrain better than any attacker. You can enforce basic cyber hygiene and ensure the cybersecurity fundamentals are taken care of. All of this will help you understand your cyber risk and be able to mitigate it.

For more information on you can make your networks more resilient to support the DoD’s defend forward efforts, contact us at info@redseal.net.

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DEFEND FORWARD, BUT PROTECT YOUR BASE

While our Cyber Protection Teams (CPTs) are defending forward, there is a role for all of us on the home front. There are things we can do to protect our networks and keep our cyber teams in the fight.

Watch RedSeal’s Federal Chief Technology Officer Wayne Lloyd and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Mike Lloyd as they discuss Defend Forward and how we can be our own cyber protection team back at home.

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SUPPORTING THE DOD’S DEFEND FORWARD INITIATIVE

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The DoD’s Defend Forward operational concept has been rolling out over the past few years. Policy makers and cyber defenders in government realized that, as the situation in Afghanistan led directly to the rise of Al-Qaeda and the 9-11 attacks, the situation in cyberspace was going to lead to crippling cyber-attack of similar power.

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